In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has established a Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund to offer mini-grants to cultural institutions in the affected areas. Continue reading
After many months of conversation, internal testing, plus one substantial live run, we are thrilled to announce that Backstage is now able to add 34X fields to your bibliographic records as part of your automated RDA enrichment processing.
Under RDA, the 34X fields provide a place for characteristics of an item’s format and presentation, allowing details that go beyond the prescribed range of CMC terms in the 33X fields. These descriptors are often already present in the MARC record, but they are scattered across a range of fields and subfields. Placing this information into 34X fields can make the data more accessible to emerging discovery tools, opening new avenues for faceted search and linked data.
The Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) has recently announced an ongoing project to make the Library of Virginia’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) newspapers accessible to the public on Virginia Chronicle. The newspapers were published by the CCC from 1934 to 1941, and provide a view of camp life during the Depression. Continue reading